plank owner

noun

Definition of plank owner

: a member of the first crew to serve on a newly commissioned ship

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History and Etymology for plank owner

plank entry 1; from the tradition that he becomes part owner of the ship

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“Plank owner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/plank%20owner. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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